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Fort St. James
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oh, those CHICKEN races!!!

the atmosphere and people and experience was just wonderful! there was great food, superior... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Vanderhoof, Canada
Chicken Races in the first capital in British Columbia

Staff are in period, 1806-1880s, costume demonstrate what life was like at this former North West... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sandy W
Surrey, Canada
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This completely restored Hudson’s Bay Company post, located on the shores of Stuart Lake, was an economic powerhouse of trade and commerce in the 19th Century. It is the largest group of original wooden buildings depicting the fur trade in Canada...more
280 Kwah Road West, Fort St. James, British Columbia VOJ 1P0, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

the atmosphere and people and experience was just wonderful! there was great food, superior costuming, excellent hosting and the location and quality of service was super.

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Staff are in period, 1806-1880s, costume demonstrate what life was like at this former North West Company and Hudson’s Bay Fort. It is BC’s oldest continuously inhabited settlement and was the Capital on New Caledonia for years before B.C. became a colony on its own....More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I go to see this site at least once a year and miss the restaurant after the Historic Site closes in the Fall. If you have children I doubly recommend a visit. Check out the chicken races!

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Peter H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Lady in the Visitor's Center explained some of the history of the Fort. I took the paid tour. I was the only one there at that time, and found all the buildings of interest. Did not have time to stay for Chicken Races which...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed August 26, 2019

Stopped by today at Fort St James with a small tour group - everyone was blown away with just how excellent this place is. The layout is easy to access, every aspect is interesting and the way it is managed is first class. All staff...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed August 18, 2019 via mobile

Ate at this smalll cafe in the heart of this informative early NWMP fort. Menu included pulled rabbit dish, traditional beef dip, salmon etc. All made in their kitchen but the highlight for me was fresh cinnamon buns right out of the oven!

Date of experience: August 2019
Reviewed August 6, 2019 via mobile

People there are passionate about their work. They know everything and are able to give you such a nice explanation, which is amazing. You can easily bring your picnic or enjoy a small restaurant overlooking the lake. The view is breathtaking !!

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank J9203NUclairel
Reviewed July 29, 2019 via mobile

We stayed for the BnB portion in the Officers house. Every single thing about our stay either exceeded our expectations or blew us out of the water. The lodgings are dated, properly so (as in period correct 1890-1910). Quiet is an understatement. Beds are creaky...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed July 8, 2019 via mobile

A historical site on a very beautiful place. Interesting story presented in an interesting way of persons with good knowledge.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank herrol
Reviewed July 5, 2019 via mobile

You begin your visit at the visitors reception Centre where you watch a 9 minute brief video what you’ll expect to see out in the Fort. Arranged tours are available but it’s more fun to do a self guided tour instead. There are 7 buildings...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Don G
August 8, 2019|
Response from mickey448 | Reviewed this property |
You can call the Fort itself. They will book the building you want to stay in. There are a few to chose from. You can also book High tea. Enjoy !!